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Name:Murton Fell [Knock Murton]
Hill number:2492
Height:447m / 1467ft
Parent (Ma):2462  Blake Fell
Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Area:Lake District - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Birkett, Submarilyn, Synge,
Fellranger
(Hu,Tu,4,B,sMa,Sy,Fel)
Grid ref:NY 09485 19081
Summit feature:no feature: 2m from small narrow cairn
Drop:140m
Col:307m  NY098188  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89
(1:25k) OL4S 303
Observations:ground 50m SE at NY 09506 19037 may be as high; large cairn 20m WSW at NY 09469 19077 is lower
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 167 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Road - Bowness Knott - Brown How - Great Borne - Herdus - Gavel Fell - High, Low Pen - Godworth - Kelton Fell - Knock Murton - High Hows - Owsen Fell - Burnbank Fell - Carling Knott - Loweswater End - Loweswater. NOTE: The path down through the trees on the ESE slope is perfectly in evidence and not overgrown but is very steep and muddy and unbelievably slippery after rain.Mark Jackson15/08/2017
Very wet morning but seemed to be abating. Trouble finding ascending path through forest. Extremely steep and slithery but made it to summit in a squall of rain. Very low cloud so after short stay in bothy followed easier path to car-drenched!Peak Rambler14/08/2017
An overfull car park by 10.00 at Felldyke meant parking on the road in the village. Nice climb up thorough cross leaved heath, cowberry etc Nice signs of low grazing pressure. Waighwrights well built shelter was pleasantly still in great shape. Followed the descent directly down to the conifers, absurdly steep, and continuing through an s shaped path through the trees to the top of Donkey trod. Lovely little hill.Karmakarl02/04/2017
Quick up and down, then on to Eskdale for Boat How and Great How.Hammy29/11/2016
Birkett walk Western circuit of Gavel Fell, on a wet blustery day with Steve and Brian.Lou06/11/2016
Our final Fellranger and our final FRCC 'Lakeland Fell'IWC04/11/2016
Parked to SW at wide entrance to mines track (086184) - Along track to gate & then trod/path up to ridge - Good path to summit. (PM)gerrybowes19/10/2016
Parked at 185184. Took a path after the 2nd gate. 50 minute return with GB.bolton19/10/2016
Final FellrangerPeteF07/08/2016
quick up and down from track entrance.robertphillips22/07/2016
My penulitimate FR, an easy ascent from the road. Over to Iron Crag to finishbardolph11/05/2016
CJ MJ KJ Erinchrisj196513/03/2016
From Felldyke: a round of Murton Fell, Low Pen, High Pen, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell, Sharp Knott and High Hows.summitsup24/02/2016
Quick up & down from south west.ngthack07/01/2016
From Felldyke a round of Murton Fell, Kelton Fell, Godworth, Low Pen, High Pen, Sharp Knott, Owsen Fell and High Hows.rhalstead28/12/2015
After Low Pen reach track and turn right and immediately find a widening cum parking area. A small track leads downhill towards Cogra Moss but do not follow it down rather look for a small but distinct way up through the trees; rather like a tiny fire break going up dead straight to come up against a fence and the open fell above. Cross the fence and follow the continuation path which is well worn but steep. This leads to the fine summit with cairns and a shelter.iredale18/10/2015
Super Fell! From Felldyke, ascent from NW side (follow paths round edge of cut forest). Descent by steep east side, small path. This enters forest if you climb the 3ft fence but is very faint and forest is dense. I descended by edge of forest to the NE and through the corner to join the 'Pony Path' 50m below. This is steep and quite slippy on a muddy, heavily deer trod, tiny path and not recommended. The return by Cogra Moss is lovely though.Nick Caunt16/09/2015
From end of track at Harris Side. Seems I'd been here years ago: you know those old misty summit photos that you have, and haven't a clue where they were taken? Now I know...Aye Jimmy30/07/2015
last hill of the day hate trying to find my way through forests rarely get it right today no exceptioncolinfielding25/06/2015
Evening Walk from roadside excellent views all round Isle of Man in Viewiannotts28/05/2015
petey09/04/2015
Easy and quick walking from the wide junction at NY 08605 18445. Good views of Ennerdale.James McKnight24/01/2015
On my own, parked at Felldyke and walked round Cogra Moss. There is a path just before you reach the high forest road which goes to the top, I missed it and walked long way round, heading to Blake Fell. Low cloud.alwaysinshorts06/12/2014
Climbed from Loweswater in a round of 8 unclimbed Birkettsrobert19/08/2014
Kirkstile Inn Little Dodd White Oak Moss Ill Gill Godworth Kelton Fell Knock Murton Cogra Moss High Hows Owsen Fell Burnbank Fell Holme Beck Holme Wood Kirkstile InnAndy Hirst04/08/2014
I walked to this one from the holiday cottage we were staying in and up the hill from the gate on the track to the SE. Nice views from the top towards the fells and towards the coast.Father Ted28/07/2014
On a circuit which included Low Penn, High Penn, Gavel Fell (W top), Carling Knott, Blake Fell, Burnbank Fell and Owsen Fell. Fine day with good views. Knock Murton was a stiff pull up from the lake once the felled conifer plantation had been crossed.signyred25/07/2014
http://app.strava.com/activities/126594770dickiewren03/04/2014
Parked at NY 08718 18213 > KNOCK MURTON summit cairn shelter close by > Low Pen > High Pen > Gavel Fell - High Nook > Gavel Fell > Floutern Cop > Banna Fell East Top > Banna Fell > Godworth > Kelton Fell > NY 08718 18213Tony Hartry II14/03/2014
Climbed on a 6.75 evening walk after filming Supermoto at Rowrah. Climbed Knock Murton, Low Pen, High Pen, Blake Fell and Sharp Knott. Weather deteriorated badly to gales and rain on Blake Fell.meltdiceburg30/06/2013
A steep little beggar (from Cogra Moss)moorsman24/06/2013
Easy parking at beginning of track at Harris Side. Immediately after the second gate there is a good path then a smaller path that goes all the way to where the other route leaves the forest at a small stile. Then narrow path in heather to top.destaylor26/07/2012
Be aware: very gruelling, albeit brief, ascent from Cogra Moss!Didi Gee14/07/2012
From Fellside, via Dockray Nook, ignoring signs 'walkers keep out', cut up Owsen, along to Burnbank Fell, before swinging round to Sharp Knott and down to High Hows and Congra Moss. Rnd the lake before climbing direct up Knock Murton. Fine weather now, views of IoM. Back direct to Fell Side.nordicstar24/06/2012
Kelton Fell, Godworth, High Nook Gavel Fell, High Pen, Low Pen, Knock Murtonronaldo33319/05/2012
Birketts 2nd roundDave Geere22/04/2012
From Rowrah T-junction - up through forest, down via iron workingsAnduril02/03/2012
Parked near to Track on S side. Once through the second gate there is a zig zag path up the steep S hillside which eventually goes to the top. Wnadered about to make sure.chrisbien04/09/2011
Via Harris Side from minor road on grey day.Dugswell202/09/2011
Croasdale-Banna Fell-Gavel Fell-High Nook-Blake Fell-Carling Knott-Loweswater End-Burnbank Fell-Owsen Fell-Sharp Knott-High Pen-Low Pen-Godworth-Kelton Fell-Knock Murton.benarbia_812/08/2010
With Jo, circular walk from Cross Rigg: along tracks to Kelton Fell, Godworth, Knock Murton. Weather; generally overcast with sunny intervals, cool breeze, good visibility.amblerbob17/04/2010
1dads07/02/2010
Climbed straight up from stile on road near Felldyke. Deep drifts in places, summit was arctic. Several candidates for top, didn't measure since it was too cold!citygent13/01/2010
From High Hows, rather elusive eventually took route through the old mines on south west flank. Cairns and multi function windshelters on topmick25/04/2009
From Croasdale loop around Cogra moss taking in Blake fell, Sharp knott and Murton fell.cull6912/09/2008
from fell dyke via permissive path around the plantation and then straight to the airy top in sunshinegigglejon22/05/2008
Birketts CLF walk W/LOW1 Croasdale to Lamplugh road (NY 087 183) > Kelton Fell > Godworth > Banna Fell > Floutern Cop > Gavel Fell > High Nook > High Pen > Low Pen > MURTON FELL summit cairn/shelter > Croasdale to Lamplugh roadTony Hartry16/04/2008
Fine sunny evening and walked up from Dockray Meadow caravan site. Good views and a lovely little walk.Walker Dan15/04/2007
With Clare, Eire, Oliver & Barnie. I carried Evan.Dangerous Dave02/05/2004
pleasant fell; doubtless fine view - on a good day. 086184, tk then open fell from gate 089184 RHW19/08/2001